Classical piano ‘pop star’ Van Cliburn was born on this day in 1934. During the ’50s and ’60s his name was synonymous with classical music and musical genius for most Americans.
Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie wailed her first this day in 1943.
Iron Butterfly bass player Philip Taylor Kramer was born today in 1952 and disappeared under mysterious circumstances in 1995. Here’s is IB’s sole hit, from 1968, the annoying psychedelic anthem, “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.”